Workplace Temperature Safety Concerns
A report from the UK’s Trade Union Council has revealed that high temperatures in the workplace are a major concern of trade union safety representatives. The problem was said to be particularly high in some sectors including central and local government, education and manufacturing. An earlier survey of almost 6,000 teachers, school and college leaders and health and safety representatives, found that 94% of respondents reported that they had worked in excessively high temperatures during the summer, with 42% doing so regularly. This problem is exacerbated by the fact there is no maximum temperature for UK workers. There is similarly no maximum temperature for Irish workers either.
Impact on Productivity and Health
According to studies, room temperature has a direct effect on employees’ productivity at work. The ideal temperature to generate more employee productivity is between 70 to 73 degrees Fahrenheit (21.1 to 22.8 degrees Celsius). Workplaces with temperatures that are too hot also affect employee productivity. Studies show that a workplace with temperature higher than 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius) can result in poor employee performance. Employees are humans who feel and think. And if they feel it’s too cold or it’s too hot, then they’d find it difficult to concentrate on work and be productive. They’d find it hard to think because all they could think of is how uncomfortable they feel. While this can obviously negatively impact workplace productivity and consequently impact company’s profits, it can also prove dangerous particularly for those in roles that require manual labour.
How to Solve the Problem
To improve both the safety and working conditions for employees and reduce the chance of office accidents, Keane Environmental offers a wide range of products that can ensure that your office remains at an optimum temperature for all workers. Firstly, one of our newer products, The Unico System offers low noise, draft free heating, cooling and ventilation. Because of the systems unique air distribution pattern, it ensures an even temperature profile throughout the conditioned space all year round incl. During the hotter months of summer.
In addition, we offer a wide range of ventilation products such as Fan Coil Units, Grilles and Diffusers that can make certain that your office isn’t too stuffy and also helps to avoid heat loss that can negatively affect both office temperature and increase the cost of heating in the workplace.
If you’re interested in enjoying the benefits of the products outlined above and want to get a quotation, contact us at 01-6205040 or email us directly at email@example.com.